Lands, energy and water development minister Chris Yaluma says the country has sufficient fuel stocks contrary to media reports that there is a shortage of fuel in the country.
Mr. Yaluma however states that the fuel shortage that was minimally experienced in some few parts of the country this week can be attributed to a short perceived strike that was resorted to by fuel transporters.
In a telephone interview with Qfm from Kitwe, Mr. Yaluma says as the situation stands, the country has enough fuel in stock.
He says the incident should not bbe attributed to lack of proper measures in place by the Patriotic Front government but Bdue to some individuals who want to put the country to ridicule.
Mansa district in Luapula province has been hit by a fuel shortage, with only one filling station having the commodity.


9 Responses to "‘NO Fuel SHORTAGE In The NATION’"

  1. Citizen   January 13, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Retoric speech by the minister mwayambako.

  2. BigC   January 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Another one of the useless charactors in the PF government. Just shut up if you don’t have a valid explanation.

  3. blue mutwe   January 13, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Ba minister let’s us know the truth. Even in ndola I found puma in town didn’t have fuel.
    Mwitusebanya ba minishita!

  4. G-star   January 13, 2012 at 10:24 am

    No fuel in Kapiri…iwe Minister.

  5. Bob Dee   January 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Mpika has also been hit with a shortage of fuel for a week now!!!

  6. Mpanga ya sapa umwenda abakalabene   January 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I work for an oil marketing company and the minister is speaking the truth. There is no fuel shortage and the few service stations running out of fuel are just poorly run. It is imperative for the stability of this country for people to avoid sensationalising false and speculative stories. Indeni and Tazama are operating effectively and the shortage is indeed temporarily as some fuel carrier trucks had to be assized by the assize depart as required every quarter of the year. Therefore, this is an alarmist story with little facts.

  7. Michael kaoma   January 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    In Europe,France in particular,oil transporters have such a strong union,any strike action by transporters are capable of crippling the economy.

    At Indeni, having inhaled petrol fumes all day,transporters want salary increaments from k10m to upto k50m !!

    It is these few causing disruptions to supply. Where,we support,calls by most Zambians for increased wages,in the mines, and indian and chinese factories,we cant condone,the actions of these few drivers.

    There are plenty P.S.V drivers roaming the streets.

  8. J'bourg   January 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Let us be realistic if there is shortage of fuel say it so that people can ready for it.

  9. sniff dog   January 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    tumfweko ifituntulu mwe bantu. Some of us are very far from hq